7 Ways Tourists Are Destroying the World’s Best Vacation Spots

Whether you have had a romantic vacation ruined by drunk 20-somethings, your backpacking dream holiday crowded out by 5-star hotels, or a drunken getaway stifled by the looks of disapproving parents with young kids, the problem with the best vacation spots is, quite simply, the number of tourists. Tourists themselves are responsible for wreaking havoc on the best vacation spots the world has to offer.

Read on, and you’ll find out 7 different ways tourists are accomplishing this.

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Crowds

Probably the number one way in which tourists are directly impacting the best sites are the sheer numbers of tourists visiting them. Forget about visiting the Eiffel tower in the summer, unless perhaps it’s raining. But even places that used to be slightly further afield, like Angkor Wat in Cambodia, are now beginning to be overrun. You’re most likely to avoid the crowds if you visit popular destinations in the off-season, and popular sites at off-hours.